Kurt Vonnegut came in Second Life today, where he was interviewed by John Hockenberry for The Infinite Mind. It was good - I got a bit distracted by all the chat, though. I think that's more my own problem than anything else. Enj and I had got tickets when the ticket booth opened at 9am, then at 4:50pm the sim was still closed to me. I had to contact an organiser to be let in - apparently my name had fallen off the list. I got in well before the start, however.
John Hockenberry asked, "What's the best news you've heard lately about the future of the world?" or something like that. Kurt Vonnegut laughed* a bit and said, "We have at least a year left." Or something like that.
Rather than seeing imitations of the person, it would be more fun to see what they'd choose - even if it was a generality like "a red robot" or "I'd be a pear" and that was supplied for them. What would Kurt Vonnegut have chosen? Well, he talked about looking like Andre Agassi ten years ago :D
*mirthlessly, as they say
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